Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high place
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking on the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.
Armour – protective covering, as against weapons
Loins – the part of the body between the ribs and the hipbone.
Girt – 1. to encircle 2. to prepare for action.
Shod – to provide with shoes.
Quench – to extinguish.
Fiery – of or like fire
Darts – 1. slender pointed missiles, 2. game in which darts are thrown at a target.
We are constantly under attack from the enemy. The bible says that he walks about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. We are not equip to fight him on our own for he is cunning and crafty. He knows what to do to get under our skin, where we are most vulnerable. And he uses those areas to get in and launch his attacks. But God has a way of protecting us from Satan’s attacks. He has a full body armour made just for his children. We will be covered from head to toe. All we have to do is ask God to clothe us in this armour each and everyday.
Each part of the armour protects us in different ways. When we wear the armour we will speak the truth from the belly and will know the difference between the truth and a lie from the enemy. Our conduct will be righteous and just, from our hearts. We’ll have peace that only God can give and that same peace we’ll show towards others. We will have faith in God to meet our needs and fight our battles. We will know that the battle is won no matter what it looks like in the world. Every trick the enemy throws our way will fail. We will study God’s word so that when Satan attacks our mind and tells us we are nobody, that we can’t, we know that God’s word says that we are heirs to His throne and ambassadors of Christ and that yes we can. When the enemy speaks to your mind speak back to him the word of God and God will give you just the scriptures and verses you need at that very moment.
And always, always, always pray without ceasing. Because when the prayers go up….
The blessings come down!
This is the Armour of God and what it will do. God bless each and every reader of His word. Amen!